Friends Provident has announced that its Income Protection is now available on eSelect, its online underwriting system.

According to Friends Provident, the benefits of adding Income Protection (IP) to eSelect for advisers include, faster new business processing, a new increasing option that rises in line with the retail prices index and the system’s ability to offer ratings and exclusions where appropriate. This enhancement to eSelect will not only help advisers but is designed to enhance the service that advisers provide to their clients.

The products that have been added to eSelect are – income protection, houseperson’s benefit, and pension contribution protection benefit.

Mark Jones, head of protection marketing at Friends Provident, said: We are confident that this latest enhancement to our innovative eSelect platform will make life easier for advisers. We are not only expanding the range of protection products available online, but by adding IP advisers can take advantage of a range of benefits that both the system and our products offer, including straight through processing.